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Three new filament additions to AM materials portfolio

SABIC added three filaments to its materials portfolio line for fused deposition modeling: Ultem AMHU1010F and Lexan AMHC620F filaments for healthcare applications; and Ultem AM1010F filament for general high-temperature applications, including tooling. These materials can be used for end-use parts as well as prototypes.

Ultem AMHU1010F filament is a polyetherimide (PEI) product, manufactured from Ultem HU1010 healthcare-grade resin, providing inherent high-heat resistance. The unpigmented filament is biocompatible (ISO 10993 or USP Class VI), and printed parts can be sterilized using gamma radiation, ethylene oxide (EtO), or steam autoclaving. It is UL94 V-0 compliant at 1.5mm and 5VA compliant at 3.0mm.

Lexan AMHC620F polycarbonate (PC) filament, healthcare-grade resins available in white, is biocompatible and can be sterilized with gamma or EtO methods. This filament meets UL94 HB rating at 1.5mm.

Both filaments deliver excellent mechanical performance and are suitable for various medical devices, from conceptual modeling to functional prototyping and end-use parts. Possible customized or personalized applications include surgical instruments, single-use devices, and casts/splints.

Ultem AM1010F, provides high-heat resistance (a glass transition temperature of 217°C) and high mechanical strength. It can be used in applications such as short-cycle injection molding tools, carbon-fiber layup tools, and general high-temperature applications. The filament is UL94 V-0 compliant at 1.5mm and 5VA compliant at 3.0mm.